Split-toning photos in Photoshop

Want to learn how, using the capabilities of Photoshop CS6, learn how to quickly split-toning your photos? Then this lesson is for you!

Today I will tell you where to find and how to use standard (presets) Gradient maps (Gradient Map presets) in the new version of Photoshop CS6.

Let’s start!

Step 1

Open any photo for which you want to apply the effect of rendering.

Translator’s Note: If you want to use the image of the author, you can click on the image below and open it in a larger size, and then save it.

Step 2

Add a new adjustment layer Gradient map (Gradient Map). This layer can be added by going to Window> Correction (Window> Adjustments) or by clicking on the icon “Create a new adjustment layer“at the bottom of the layers panel (adjustments panel).

Step 3

Go to the properties of the adjustment layer Gradient map (Gradient Map).

In the properties panel (Window> Properties (Window> Properties)), click on the gradient. This will bring up the gradient editor.

Step 4

In this tab you can find hidden photographic presets toning.

Click on the menu bar, which is located in the upper right area, the icon “sun”. You will see a submenu of templates in which you need to select “Photographic toning“(Photographic Toning).

Step 5

Try different gradients to find the one you like. Most of them will look pretty sharp, but we will correct this in the next step.

Step 6

Now I will show you a simple and effective technique, how easy it is to make a photo more “soft”.

Add a new adjustment layer “Black and white“(Black White) above the layer with the original photo (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Black and white (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Black White)).

Then go to layer with Gradient map (Gradient Map) and experiment with the parameter Opacity (Opacity).

I lower the opacity (opacity) to 50% and now my photo looks like this:

That’s all!

I hope this simple technique will be useful to you!

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